Get new blog posts sent directly to your email inbox!

Today in World War II History

Read Today's Article

Today in World War II History—September 14, 1939 & 1944

T/Sgt. Joe Trdenic of US 36th Infantry Division receives gift from 11-year-old Therese Grenier in Luxeuil, France, 16 Sept 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

T/Sgt. Joe Trdenic of US 36th Infantry Division receives gift from 11-year-old Therese Grenier in Luxeuil, France, 16 Sept 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—September 14, 1939: Off the Hebrides, German submarine U-39 attacks carrier HMS Ark Royal but misses and is sunk by British destroyers Faulknor, Foxhound, and Firedrake, the first U-boat sunk in WWII.

Germans take Gdynia, the only remaining Polish port.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 14, 1944: Operation Dragoon, the Allied “Champagne Campaign” in southern France, concludes: 131,000 German POWs have been taken, 40% of Army Group G.

Mutiny trial begins for 50 Port Chicago sailors at Treasure Island, CA (Read more: “The Port Chicago Disaster—The Mutiny Trial”).

Great Atlantic Hurricane kills 390 from North Carolina to New England, and sinks 2 US Coast Guard cutters.

Comments are closed.

The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin
“Sundin’s craft is inimitable, and her literary finesse radiates from every page.”
—Booklist starred review for The Sound of Light
Coming Soon!

A Free Gift for You

Make It Do - The US Home Front in World War II

When you subscribe to my monthly enewsletter, you’ll also receive “Make It Do – The US Home Front in World War II,” a collection of my popular blog posts. As a subscriber, you’ll also be the first to learn about my upcoming novels.